Helping create a future with better odds

Fund. Research. Cure.

 
 
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Our Mission

To fund research in support of the groundbreaking work necessary to find cures for all forms of pediatric brain tumors.

The Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund is an organization dedicated to funding research for curing kids with brain tumors. Watch this video to learn more about our cause.

Why. How. What.

 
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Founded in 2005

Erin Cordry founded the Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund in 2005 after her son Max was diagnosed with medulloblastoma.  After getting her son through the harsh treatment and participating in a clinical trail that saved his life, she has dedicated her time to making sure further research is funded to save the lives of other children and ultimately find better and curative treatments. Max recently graduated from college with honors.

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Over $5M and Counting

PBTRF has raised over $5M with 100% going to pediatric brain tumor research.  We are grateful to the many donors and volunteers over the years that have made this possible and are looking forward to continuing to support and have an impact.

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SEATTLE CHILDREN’S GUILD

We are a member of the Seattle Children’s Guild Association. As a member of this guild, we support the great work and research that Seattle Children’s is doing to battle childhood brain cancer.

“We could not realize these goals without guild support. Guild members keep showing up and saying yes, and we couldn’t be more thankful.”

– Dr. Mike Jensen, director of the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research

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The PBTRF Team

 
ERIN CORDRY   Erin Cordry is a Co-Chair for the Run of Hope Seattle and the President of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund, a special interest research guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital. Additionally, Erin serves on the Board of Trustees for the Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association. Erin founded the PBTRF guild in 2005 in honor of her son Max Hanson, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor when he was 8 years old. Max had a high risk medulloblastoma and underwent major surgery to remove his tumor, followed by a year of treatment which included intense cranial/spinal radiation and chemotherapy, physical therapy, and occupational and speech therapy.

ERIN CORDRY

Erin Cordry is a Co-Chair for the Run of Hope Seattle and the President of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund, a special interest research guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital. Additionally, Erin serves on the Board of Trustees for the Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association. Erin founded the PBTRF guild in 2005 in honor of her son Max Hanson, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor when he was 8 years old. Max had a high risk medulloblastoma and underwent major surgery to remove his tumor, followed by a year of treatment which included intense cranial/spinal radiation and chemotherapy, physical therapy, and occupational and speech therapy.

MIKE HIRSCHLER   Mike Hirschler is a Co-Chair of the Run of Hope Seattle and on the board of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund. Mike is the Director of Human Resources at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle. Mike has been with Four Seasons since 2005, and has always been actively involved in the Four Seasons Corporate Value of "Advancing Cancer Research". Previously with Four Seasons Hotel Boston and Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, Mike has served on the race committees for the Run of Hope Boston (funding the Cancer Center at MassGeneral Hospital for Children) and the Run for Gus (funding pediatric brain tumor research at Children's Hospital of Chicago). It was a personal goal of his that Four Seasons Hotel Seattle establish a cancer research run within the first year of the hotel's operation.

MIKE HIRSCHLER

Mike Hirschler is a Co-Chair of the Run of Hope Seattle and on the board of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund. Mike is the Director of Human Resources at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle. Mike has been with Four Seasons since 2005, and has always been actively involved in the Four Seasons Corporate Value of "Advancing Cancer Research". Previously with Four Seasons Hotel Boston and Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, Mike has served on the race committees for the Run of Hope Boston (funding the Cancer Center at MassGeneral Hospital for Children) and the Run for Gus (funding pediatric brain tumor research at Children's Hospital of Chicago). It was a personal goal of his that Four Seasons Hotel Seattle establish a cancer research run within the first year of the hotel's operation.

MARY PAT IACI   Mary Pat Iaci is a Co-Chair of Run of Hope Seattle and serves on the board of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for Seattle Children's Guild Association. After seeing the families and children affected by brain tumors at the inaugural Run of Hope, Mary Pat was both humbled and inspired. Since then she has become even more passionate and committed to raising much needed funds for Pediatric Brain Tumor Research. For more than 20 years, Mary Pat has dedicated her time and talent to making the community a better place through a variety of nonprofit organizations.

MARY PAT IACI

Mary Pat Iaci is a Co-Chair of Run of Hope Seattle and serves on the board of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for Seattle Children's Guild Association. After seeing the families and children affected by brain tumors at the inaugural Run of Hope, Mary Pat was both humbled and inspired. Since then she has become even more passionate and committed to raising much needed funds for Pediatric Brain Tumor Research. For more than 20 years, Mary Pat has dedicated her time and talent to making the community a better place through a variety of nonprofit organizations.

 

BOARD MEMBERS

Sheryl Kennedy, Kristie Berg, Lisa Owen, Margaret Havens, Debbie Rochefort, Paula Reeves, Heather Hughes, Sarah Oschner, Sara Bleadsoe, Jaimie Sigesmund, Jeff Aamodt, Mary Wood